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Samantha Palmer

Summer Historical Tour Schedule

Summer Historical Tour Schedule

For Immediate Release Contact: Bobbie Stewart, 904-826-8582, bstewart@flagler.edu   Flagler College to offer more tours during summer St. Augustine, Fla. — Tours of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, a national historic landmark now home to Flagler College, will kick-off its summer schedule by running tours on the hour starting Monday, May 8 through August 13. Tours will be canceled Thursday, May 18 for the annual Power of the Purse event at Flagler College. Tours will start at the top of each hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily and run approximately one-hour long. They depart from the main lobby...

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Mary-Jo Lendering

Debufe, Lady of the Harem -Art Collection Blog Series 3

Debufe, Lady of the Harem -Art Collection Blog Series 3

  Dubufe, Lady of the Harem Orientalist painting is categorized as a stereotypical depiction of a Westerner's perception of the Eastern culture.   Here we get a view of a young woman lounging in a harem, a room typically found in wealthy Islamic homes. The woman here is lounging in a comfortable position with one of her jeweled slippers falling off of her foot. In her hand she is holding a book that she is seemingly consumed in, ignoring all the luxuries surrounding her. We as an observer of this scene are invited to experience her escape, for the book appears to...

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Mary-Jo Lendering

Capell, The Alcazar - Art Collection Series 2

Capell, The Alcazar - Art Collection Series 2

Jose Montenegro Capell, The Alcazar Jose Montenegro Capell (1865-1929) was a 19th century Orientalist painter from Andalusia, Spain. A student of a Sevillian art school, Capell painted primarily architectural structures and landscapes located in his home country. The Alcazar is a royal palace located in Sevilla and one of the buildings that inspired construction of the Hotel Ponce de Leon. The painting of the same name features a room known as the Hall of Justice. Originally constructed as a Moorish fort, the Alcazar has been modified several times, and the palace represents a cultural melting pot of different religions and...

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Bridgman, Morning on the Bosphorus - Art Collection Series 1

Bridgman, Morning on the Bosphorus - Art Collection Series 1

  Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Morning on the Bosphorus.   Born in Alabama, Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847-1928) is one of the most prominent and well-respected artists of the American Orientalism school. Orientalism refers to the attempt of nineteenth century artists to realistically document the Near East. This period was the height of European colonialist expansion, hence the perception that these artworks were designed to perpetuate and validate European dominance over the supposedly culturally inferior Islamic Orient. Through the hazy atmospheric perspective within Morning on the Bosphorus, the distinctive shape of Emperor Justinian I's sixth century Hagia Sophia, or Church of Holy...

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